James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

Theresa May Holds First Prime Minister's Questions

Why Prime Minister May has been a surprise

23 July 2016 10:33

As we come to the end of Theresa May’s first full week as Prime Minister, she hasn’t quite been the…

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Len McCluskey warns that the security services might be trying to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn

22 July 2016 17:20

The Labour leadership election has become even more bizarre today. Len McCluskey, the leader of Unite the Union and a…


Theresa May gets a warmer than expected reception in Paris, and a pledge on the border

21 July 2016 20:38

Paris was meant to be the more difficult leg of Theresa May’s first European tour as Prime Minister. But May’s…


Theresa May wipes the floor with Jeremy Corbyn at her first PMQs

20 July 2016 13:15

Theresa May was utterly brutal with Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs today. She mocked the Labour leader repeatedly, leaving the Tory…

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The political theatre of the Trident debate

18 July 2016 19:57

The Trident debate might be about national security, but all the parties have political points they want to make. Indeed,…


Theresa May takes control

16 July 2016 10:35

Theresa May has demonstrated this week that she isn’t interested in being continuity Cameron. Her reshuffle was, as I say…

David Cameron Holds The First Cabinet Meeting Since The UK Voted To Leave The EU

Theresa May has just shown she really is serious about Brexit

13 July 2016 22:41

‘Brexit means Brexit’ has been Theresa May’s message since she started running for the Tory leadership. But Brexit could mean…


David Cameron, the Tory moderniser

13 July 2016 17:23

David Cameron’s valedictory address from Downing Street was not only a defence of his government record but a summing up…


What to expect from Theresa May, and why she might surprise you

13 July 2016 15:58

As Tory MPs gathered at St Stephen’s entrance in Parliament to await their new leader on Monday afternoon, a choir…

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Victory for Corbyn as Labour’s NEC puts him on the ballot

12 July 2016 20:16

Jeremy Corbyn will be on the Labour leadership ballot. After a contentious meeting that lasted for almost six hours, the…


Can Theresa May nurse the Tories back to health?

11 July 2016 13:23

It might prove easier for the Tories’ new leader Theresa May to reunite the party post referendum than expected. First,…

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May must sound optimistic about Brexit

9 July 2016 10:36

Theresa May’s biggest weakness in the Tory leadership race is that she backed Remain while most Tory members went Leave.…


It will be a closer race than expected between May and Leadsom

8 July 2016 16:49

Most Tory MPs are back in their constituencies today, and several of those that I have spoken to are now…


With Gove gone, the Tories must now choose: experience or Brexiteer?

7 July 2016 16:24

So, Tory members will choose between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom to be their leader and the UK’s Prime Minister.…


Theresa May love bombs Tory MPs

6 July 2016 18:49

The final parliamentary hustings of the Tory leadership contest has now taken place. With Theresa May assured of a place…


Jeremy Corbyn refuses to mention Tony Blair in his Commons statement on Chilcot

6 July 2016 13:48

As the House debated the Chilcot report, it was hard not to look round the Chamber and reflect how many…


As Crabb drops out, can Gove pass Leadsom?

5 July 2016 20:15

Theresa May is, without a doubt, going to the membership round—and with the support of vastly more MPs than her…

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The question for Stephen Crabb, can you go toe to toe with Vladimir Putin?

4 July 2016 21:09

The Tory leadership hopefuls all appeared before a packed out 1922 hustings tonight. First up was Michael Gove. His pitch…

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The Brexit test

3 July 2016 16:50

Stephen Crabb made a passionate plea this morning for Tories to stop thinking in terms of Remain and Leave when…


Senior Tories plotting to bring a quick end to the leadership contest

2 July 2016 10:33

Officially, we will not have a new leader of the Tory party—and thus a new Prime Minister—until the 9th of…

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Why did Michael Gove suddenly withdraw his support from Boris Johnson?

30 June 2016 14:38

So, what happened? As late as yesterday afternoon, Michael Gove was trying to persuade fellow Cabinet Ministers to back Boris…

Boris Johnson And Michael Gove Address The Nation After EU Referendum Victory

Gove goes for it

30 June 2016 9:27

In the most dramatic development yet in the Tory leadership race, Michael Gove has announced that he is running. As…

British Justice Secretary Michael Gove addresses delegates on the first day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Gove running for the Tory leadership

30 June 2016 9:09

Michael Gove has just released a statement saying that he’s running for the Tory leadership, and not supporting Boris Johnson.…


Alan Duncan aired the Tories’ dirty laundry at today's PMQs

29 June 2016 14:29

PMQs was always going to be an odd event today. David Cameron is going as Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn…

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Jo Johnson backs Boris

27 June 2016 18:44

Jo Johnson has declared his support for his brother’s leadership bid. In a statement to The Spectator, the minister for…